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24.03.2008 13:23

Sylvinho: “We’ve got to walk the walk on the pitch”

Roger Bogunyà

The Brazilian full-back says that the team has to perform on the pitch which is where games are won. He thinks that “if we do our job properly every Sunday we can win the League”.

“Just talking the talk doesn’t convince anyone. That’s why we’ve got to walk the walk on the pitch.” That’s the forthright view of Sylvinho, who also believes that what Barça needs to do is to focus on its own results and not pay too much attention to what Madrid does.

The League

The Brazilian acknowledges that all the sides with a chance of winning the League are going to have a difficult run-in and that with nine games still to go anything can happen. He thinks that Villarreal, lying third just two points behind Barça and six behind Madrid, are in with a real shout for the title.

The Valladolid match

fcb-valladolid_x20x.jpgSunday’s victory against Valladolid means that Barça have cut the gap behind leaders Real Madrid, who lost at home to Valencia, by three points. Sylvinho says the team were thrown off course by Valladolid’s 30th minute equaliser: “We started well and scored a goal, but when they equalised from the penalty spot we started to get a bit uptight and in the last 15 minutes of the first half our heads dropped. Then in the second half we played a whole lot better and the match turned out to be a really good one for us.”

Praise for Bojan

One of the key players against Valladolid, Bojan Krkic, was also praised by Sylvinho. “At a personal level I’m very happy with Bojan, both as a player and as a person. He had a great game yesterday and in general he’s playing fantastically.” However the Brazilian did point out that “he’s not doing it all by himself; his team mates, and especially the strikers, are really helping him out.”
Sylvinho: “We’ve got to walk the walk on the pitch”
Contract renewal
Sylvinho says that the club has not yet offered to renew his contract. “Today I’m just happy with my personal performance and I have a very good relationship with the club,” the player, who wants to continue with Barça, commented.

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